Pupils will be notified of homework both in class and via Show My Homework.
Business Education pupils are issued with regular homework to consolidate the work undertaken in class. Homework can take a variety of forms and might include written exercises, completion of class work, revision of notes, studying for tests, carrying out research to complete a business article.
To test knowledge, understanding and problem solving skills, continuous assessment will be undertaken throughout the year as directed by the class teacher. Pupils will have prior warning of any assessment and this will also be posted on Show My Homework in advance of the assessment to allow pupils to complete adequate revision.
Across the BGE, a variety of assessment tasks will be issued that focus on developing knowledge and skills. These tasks will vary from written tests and class presentations to research projects.
In addition, further extended assessments will take place at specific points throughout the session as follows:
S5/6 – October – Progress assessments
S4-6 – January – Prelim exam
S3 – February – S3 exam
These formal assessments will require pupils to undertake extensive revision.
Pupils in the Senior Phase will also be expected to undertake assignment tasks as direct by the SQA. These normally take place in the department between December and March (depending on the subject) and reminders will be given by the class teacher and again via Show My Homework.
The department is involved in a variety of educational trips including the S1 Residential in May, an S2 Paris trip in May and an S5/6 New York trip in June (every second year). The department also run day trips linked to the curriculum and have in the past visited Coca Cola Enterprises in East Kilbride to see marketing and operations activities and also visited Mackies and Highland Spring. In addition, the department normally organises a number of guest speakers and has had input over the last few year from Harper Collins and AG Barr.